26 Dec '11, 2pm

Kim Jong-Un meets S.Korea delegations

SEOUL - North Korea Monday added a key title to the credentials of its untested new ruler Kim Jong-Un, who met his first South Korean delegation since he was hailed as "great successor" to his late father. In a move that experts said shows the successor is on track to take full control of the secretive nation, the ruling party newspaper hailed Jong-Un as head of its Central Committee. "Let's stake our lives to safeguard the party's Central Committee led by dear comrade Kim Jong-Un," Rodong Sinmun said. Jong-Un, in his late 20s, has also been touted as "supreme commander" of the military since his father Kim Jong-Il died on December 17 of a heart attack at the age of 69. Usually the head of the Central Committee -- a top decision-making body -- is also its general secretary, a position previously held by Kim Jong-Il. "Jong-Un has not officially taken over as general secreta...

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